The Louisiana IceGators originally started play at the Cajundome in Lafayette, Louisiana in 1995. They were an immediate success and regularly attracted 10,000+ fans per game. They were also a regular success on the ice, with an over .500 record almost every year and started their existence with nine straight playoff appearances. Unfortunately, they would never win a title despite advancing to the finals in both 1997 and 2000. Eventually, the team would go out of business in 2005, however they would be reborn later on in a new league.